In pics: World gets first glimpse of royal baby

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London, July 24: The royal couple, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate showed off their newborn son to the world for the first time on Tuesday. The parents held the future king in their arms as they headed for home from the hospital where Kate gave birth to her first child on Monday. An overjoyed Kate said turning a mother was an emotional moment for her.

The royal successor raised a tiny hand above his blankets but remained quiet, even as well-wishers cheered and media men shouted the St Mary's Hospital here, said an AFP report.

The royal baby's birth has been a hot subject of discussion across the globe. Congratulations poured in from all over the world for the great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. The Twitteratti also went abuzz with well-wishes for the world's most-celebrated royal family.

Kate and William with their newborn son

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday.

Kate and William with their son

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday.

Kate's parents at hospital

Carole and Michael Middleton, the parents of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday.

Prince Charles meets well-wishers

Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, with 6-month-old Emily Scott, as he meets crowds of well-wishers in Bugthorpe, England, on Tuesday.

Royal announcement

An easel stands in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London carrying an official document to announce the birth of a baby boy on July 22.

Kate with her son

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holds the Prince of Cambridge, outside St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday.

Prince Charles and Camilla at hospital

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday to see their newborn grandson.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana with newborn William

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and late wife Princess Diana take home their newborn son Prince William from St. Mary's Hospital in London in 1982. Princess Diana died in a car crash in August 1997.

Kate and William with their son

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. with their newborn son in London on Tuesday.

Kate and William with their son

Duchess of Cambridge Kate and Prince William with their newborn son in London on Tuesday.

Kate with her son

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holds the Prince of Cambridge in London on Tuesday.

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